|Conventional Software Management: The waterfall model, conventional software Management performance.|
Evolution of Software Economics: Software Economics, pragmatic software cost estimation.
Improving Software Economics: Reducing Software product size, improving software processes, improving team effectiveness, improving automation, Achieving required quality, peer inspections.
|The old way and the new: The principles of conventional software Engineering, principles of modern software management, transitioning to an iterative process.|
Life cycle phases: Engineering and production stages, inception, Elaboration, construction, transition phases. Artifacts of the process: The artifact sets, Management artifacts, Engineering artifacts, programmatic artifacts.
Model based software architectures: A Management perspective and technical perspective.
|Work Flows of the process: Software process workflows, Iteration workflows. Checkpoints of the process: Major mile stones, Minor Milestones, Periodic status assessments.|
Iterative Process Planning: Work breakdown structures, planning guidelines, cost and schedule estimating, Iteration planning process, Pragmatic planning.
|Project Organizations and Responsibilities: Line-of-Business Organizations, Project Organizations, evolution of Organizations.|
Process Automation: Automation Building blocks, The Project Environment.
|Project Control and Process instrumentation: The seven core Metrics, Management indicators, quality indicators, life cycle expectations, pragmatic Software Metrics, Metrics automation.|
Tailoring the Process: Process discriminants.
|Future Software Project Management: Modern Project Profiles, Next generation Software economics, modern process transitions.|
At least 8 case studies should be presented on various topics covering the entire syllabus.
B1: Software Project Management by Walker Royce: Pearson Education, 2005.
(Unit I: Chapter 1,2,3, Unit II: Chapter 4,5,6,7, Unit III: Chapter 8,9,10 Unit IV: Chapter 11,12, Unit V: Chapter 13,14, Unit VI: Chapter 15,16,17)
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